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The Last Big Thing (1996)




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Former slacker Simon Geist finally thinks he's found his niche when he becomes a sort of performance artist, running about L.A. interviewing talented young musicians, actors and models for his new magazine The Next Big Thing . The joke is that the magazine does not exist and that Geist uses his interviews to cruelly comment upon the other artists' careers and degrade them with his acid wit. His pal and biggest fan Darla, is awestruck by the seeming profundity of Simon's barbed comments upon the need for fame. His new lover Tedra, a model, is not so easily impressed and sees right through Simon's ruse. The trouble begins when Simon begins to believe that he really is the millennium's last important figure. This makes him an easy target for fellow con artists/actors who want to give Simon his comeuppance.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dan Zukovic
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On DVD: Jun 29, 2010
Byronic Pose Productions

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Dan Zukovic
as Simon Geist
Susan Heimbeinder
as Darla Hames
Mark Ruffalo
as Brent Benedict
Yul Vázquez
as 1st Interviewer
Thomas Prisco
as 2nd Interviewer
Louis Mustillo
as Video Producer
Steven Kay
as Video D.P.
Blaine Capatch
as Band Leader
Mitch Mayer
as Band Member
Will Huston
as Band Member
as Band Member
Dr. Carl Lamb
as Bennett Hames
Maria Von Hartz
as Woman in Video Store
Ron Zwang
as Man in Video Store
Mitch Seyfer
as Neighbor Watering La...
Rick Askew
as Man in Parking Lot
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Full Review… | January 22, 2002
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Village Voice
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Painfully unhip vanity project, with pretensions to being a scathingly satirical look at the contemporary culture of empty celebrity.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Film Journal International

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

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